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Thread: How do YOU Paper piece when using iron on fusible?

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    Hi there everyone. I love paper piecing and have only recently heard that you can iron your material onto fusible paper and then you stitch and iron onto your paper!!!???? I am confused by this. Is there anyone who knows how to do this as i am very interested as i feel that by doing it this way, your material will not stretch out of shape or be "loose" when folded and ready to add your next piece. I also feel that you do NOT HAVE extra wastage of material with unnessary cuttoffs. Appreciate your comments. My first request on this wonderful site.
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    Well, I have to say that I have never heard of this. I tried to look it up on the web and only found paper piecing and fusible applique.

    I do know that there is a technique where you can cut your fabric into squares and you fuse it to a fusible interfacing that has 2" grid on it. Once you fill the grid with your squares, you fuse them and then sew the grid together. I can't remember the name of the book that this came from. It was a popular method about 7 or 8 years ago. Gosh, the author's name is on the tip of my tongue... If I think of it, I send another note.

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    Thanks very much for your quick response. Not sure if this is what they were referring to, probably is. Lets see what else comes up. (This is so exciting)

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    I've never heard of the paper piecing fusible other than I thought I heard once that someone used the leftover paper from the steam-a-seam 2 sheets. If that's what you are talking about, the leftover piece is not fusible, it's more of a separator sheet.

    I think Mac is referring to the watercolor quilts grid foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddly Quilter
    Hi there everyone. I love paper piecing and have only recently heard that you can iron your material onto fusible paper and then you stitch and iron onto your paper!!!???? I am confused by this. Is there anyone who knows how to do this as i am very interested as i feel that by doing it this way, your material will not stretch out of shape or be "loose" when folded and ready to add your next piece. I also feel that you do NOT HAVE extra wastage of material with unnessary cuttoffs. Appreciate your comments. My first request on this wonderful site.
    Happy sewing to you all out there.
    Instead of fusibles, was it really freezer paper?

    I have tried that method only once - in a workshop. Judy Mathieson introduced it & personally, I don't care much for it. I was fighting it the whole time. The freezer paper didn't want to stay put! I would rather tear the papers off when finished - good TV watching activity.

    Also, I don't understand how you would not have waste when PPing, what with over-cutting and trimming. Let us know what you think when you try it?

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    I just watched this on kayewood, I'll see if I can get the link for you. http://www.kayewoodtv.com/ktv/ and then select Mariner's Compass, it's actually fusible interfacing that she's building it with.

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    If you mean freezer paper it's not exactly a fusible since it peels off.

    I took a class from Sally Schneider in the freezer paper paper piecing and it's way easier than it sounds and works really, really well.

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    Thimblebug thank you very much for replying. I have just looked at the video. Oh my gosh, it is so easy and to have the fusible paper already marked is an extra BONUS. I would love to try this right now.....lol. Typical quilter - would love to do everything i see NOW!!!!!
    What i had seen was the centre blocked ironed on and then the second piece stitched, folded and then ironed. That is what confused me, but the video has made it so much easier to see and understand.
    I am sure everyone who is also experiencing problems with paper piecing will find this very interesting.

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    Thanks so much for this link, it was very interesting to see how they fused piecing (not paper fused piecing). After seeing this, I may actually try to do a Mariner's Compas.

    By the way, the author I was trying to think of was:

    Dina Papas, author of "Quick Watercolor Quilts - The Fuse, Fold and Stitch Method" and "More Quick Watercolor Quilts"

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I just watched this on kayewood, I'll see if I can get the link for you. http://www.kayewoodtv.com/ktv/ and then select Mariner's Compass, it's actually fusible interfacing that she's building it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddly Quilter
    Thimblebug thank you very much for replying. I have just looked at the video. Oh my gosh, it is so easy and to have the fusible paper already marked is an extra BONUS. I would love to try this right now.....lol. Typical quilter - would love to do everything i see NOW!!!!!
    What i had seen was the centre blocked ironed on and then the second piece stitched, folded and then ironed. That is what confused me, but the video has made it so much easier to see and understand.
    I am sure everyone who is also experiencing problems with paper piecing will find this very interesting.
    That isn't a fusible paper, it is a type of printed fusible interfacing. :D:D:D

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    Eleanor Burns has quilt printed fusible interfacing and Quilt Smart is fusible interfacing with the design printed on it. I have used the printed grid fusible interfacing for a watercolor quilt. It was a pain to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Eleanor Burns has quilt printed fusible interfacing and Quilt Smart is fusible interfacing with the design printed on it. I have used the printed grid fusible interfacing for a watercolor quilt. It was a pain to use.

    I have looked on internet for both of the above. Thanks very much it was helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnitaGrossmanSolomon
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddly Quilter
    I love paper piecing and have only recently heard that you can iron your material onto fusible paper... am confused by this...Is there anyone who knows
    An excellent resource that details many variations and answers questions posed in this discussion is Jane Hall's 2006 book: "Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing" You might check for a library copy. A Google preview can be seen here:
    http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=1035

    In full disclosure, yes, I wrote a chapter. As did others including Carol Doak, Judy Mathieson and Peggy Martin.
    -Anita Grossman Solomon
    http://makeitsimpler.blogspot.com
    I cannot believe this. I have a copy of this book lying at the bottom of my books. When i saw the picture i remember buying it years ago when i first started paper piecing and everything looked so DAUNTING. Now that i have more experience, i am going to go through it with a fine tooth comb. I saw your page. So exciting to be corresponding with someone who is in a quilting book. FANTASTIC. Thank you very much for answering and reminding me about the book.

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    I think i will stick with the regular paper piecing

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    My avatar picture is paper pieced

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    My avatar picture is paper pieced
    This looks so wonderful. Well done. Would like to see a close up of it if possible. I have made my 2 daughters 21st quilts and my third daughter i would like to do paper piecing. The first was victorian (first every quilt) 80% hand pieced, second one was applique (first time also).
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    Newbie here, I am hoping to use fusible interfacing instead of papers in the making of a Mariner's Compass block as in the video spoken about above. The printed on interfacing sold by Quilt Smart is for a very large one, I only want to make one 12" block.

    So my thought is to trace a pattern from a book on foundation piecing onto the fusible webbing and proceed from there as in the video. I have never paper pieced a Compass either, is it the same method or is it something completely different?

    Thanks so much in advance for any help on this matter!

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    That is interesting. With doing PP, I think I would prefer the freezer paper since you want to remove all of the paper before quilting.
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